July 31, 2014

ARL, ALA, and ACRL File Brief with U.S. Supreme Court in in Support of Lending Rights

UPDATE: Meredith Schwartz at LJ has posted a report about the filing that includes a comment from one of the author’s, Jonathan Band. From an Association for Research Libraries (ARL) News Release: The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) joined the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), who all […]

ARL's Brandon Butler Interviewed on CNN About SOPA

Brandon Butler, Director of Public Policy Initiatives, at ARL talks SOPA with CNN’s Brian Todd. Direct to Video Interview (via ARL Policy) Congrats and Kudos Brandon! See Also: Copyright/Piracy: Wyden, Issa Release Alternate Anti-Piracy Bill, But Hollywood’s Not Biting (December 8, 2011)  

Libraries: Let Profs and Film Students Continue to Rip DVDs

From an ARL Policy Notes Post by Brandon Butler: In a rich submission to the Copyright Office [PDF] on behalf of the Library Copyright Alliance, Jonathan Band asks the Office to renew its rule allowing college professors and film and media students to decrypt DVDs for educational uses. The submission is part of the administration […]